Reduction of Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTIs) Through a Multi-Disciplinary Approach Implementing Skill-Based Validations

      Background: Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) are one of the most common preventable adverse events in hospitalized patients. Prior to the start of this study, CAUTI rates throughout our multicenter acute care system were significantly above the national median. The intention of this study is to decrease CAUTI rates system wide by implementing interventions identified through a gap analysis.
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